Corfiot mini strawberries are very small in size yet fragrant and scarce. They are the cultured form of Fragaria vesca, known in Europe as fraises des bois. On Corfu, they are called fraoules while regular strawberries are called fraoulonia, especially by the older Corfiots.
These strawberries are grown on the shores of the Halikiopoulo salt lake in the middle of the island and are harvested in May. To buy them, you have to visit the coast road in Perama (7 km south of Corfu town) and they should to be consumed immediately as their maximum shelf life after cutting is just 12 hours.